Never try to force something if the tools won't work correctly. You gotta take the time to do things right, or you run the risk of a bad outcome like this. Anytime you're in a problematic situation, take a step back and review your options. Use extensions or u-joints with the ratchet and socket if it won't seat correctly. If you're gonna use the crowbar, put a rag between it and the mating surface of the engine block.